Battery Thermal Characterization

Matthew Keyser, Aron Saxon, Ying Shi, Mitchell Powell

Research output: NRELPoster


This poster shows the progress in battery thermal characterization over the previous year. NREL collaborated with U.S. DRIVE and USABC battery developers to obtain thermal properties of their batteries, obtained heat capacity and heat generation of cells under various power profiles, obtained thermal images of the cells under various drive cycles, and used the measured results to validate thermal models. Thermal properties are used for the thermal analysis and design of improved battery thermal management systems to support achieve life and performance targets.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePresented at the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, 6-10 June 2016, Washington, D.C.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5400-66260


  • battery heat capacity
  • battery heat generation
  • battery thermal characterization
  • thermal model


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